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sending sms / text messages with perlby tphyahoo (Vicar)
|on Oct 19, 2006 at 15:25 UTC||Need Help??|
tphyahoo has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm interested in a service that would involve automatically processing messages received via sms.
My question, how hard is it to create an "sms server." A program that would receive text messages, and do something with them.
It seems there are various third party services to do this. I believe there are also modules for using these services on the cpan. Am I basically going to have to rely on these services, short of spending a year hacking such together from scratch? Or is there something like "apache for smses."
Finally: has anyone pointers towards doing this with perl?
There is code on the CPAN to do smsing but I'm not sure how mature it is. Before delving into this, I'm wondering if anyone out in monk land has used perl to send and/or receive smses.
Perhaps also of interest is wikipedia's entry on sms gateways